Foto Die Schola beim Abschlusskonzert in der Philharmonie

What We Do

Rundfunkchor Berlin’s Schola

The Schola of the Rundfunkchor Berlin offers voice students the opportunity to become familiar with the challenges faced by a professional ensemble choral singing during a concentrated week-long project. Rehearsing together with Rundfunkchor Berlin and in concert, they experience directly what is involved in the career of a choral singer.

Being a professional choral singer for a week

From the 5th till 18th september 2022 the small ensemble will prepare and perform a demanding a cappella program under the direction of Justus Barleben, assistant to Rundfunkchor Berlin’s principal conductor. In addition, the students will gain insights into choral symphonic work when they rehearse a 20th century choral symphonic work with the Rundfunkchor Berlin and Gijs Leenaars. At the end of an intensive week of rehearsals, the students will perform the work on three days with the Berliner Philharmoniker under the direction of Kirill Petrenko in the Berlin Philharmonie.

All participants receive a certificate of participation at the end of the week.

Information on participation and application

Dates and locations

5th to 18th September 2022
Rehearsals at the Haus des Rundfunks, Berlin
Concerts with the choral symphonic repertoire on 15/16/17 September 2022 in the Berlin Philharmonie and on 18th September 2022 with the a cappella programme, sung exclusively by Schola participants


Participation in the Schola is free of charge.

Participants are responsible for the cost of accommodation, but Rundfunkchor Berlin will pay travel expenses in the amount of a train ticket with BahnCard50.

The Friends and Sponsors of Rundfunkchor Berlin award a small stipend in the amount of € 90 per person and offer a limited number of private accommodations.


Please apply online only by 31st March 2022.

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